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13 November 2010 Military News

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  • EU Mission Unhappy That Alleged Suspects Running In Kosovo Elections RFE/RL 13 Nov 2010 -- A top European Union mission in Kosovo (EULEX) official says the mission is unhappy that Kosovar political parties are fielding candidates in the upcoming parliamentary elections who are under investigation or on trial for crimes, RFE/RL's Balkan Service reports.
  • UN Envoy Warns Of 'Deteriorating' Ethnic Relations In Kosovo RFE/RL 13 Nov 2010 -- The United Nations envoy to Kosovo has warned of apparently "deteriorating" relations between the territory's Serb minority and ethnic Albanian majority.
  • North Sudan Accidentally Bombs South VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- A South Sudan military spokesman says a bombing from the north that struck southern territory late Friday was an accident.
  • Symbols For Unity, Separation Chosen in Sudan VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- Sudan is scheduled to hold two referendums on January 9. One on whether south Sudan becomes independent and another on whether the old-rich Abyei region joins the north or south. Sudan's referendum commission has chosen the symbols that will represent unity and separation on the ballots for the referendum on southern independence.
  • Nigeria Warning Over Iran Arms Shipment RFE/RL 13 Nov 2010 -- Nigeria has vowed to report Iran to the United Nations Security Council if Nigerian investigators find evidence that an apparently illegal arms shipment seized in Nigeria violated UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

News Reports

  • Myanmar Frees Suu Kyi From House Arrest RFE/RL 13 Nov 2010 -- Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi today greeted supporters at the gate of her lakeside compound in Yangon after seven years of forced seclusion.
  • UN officials welcome release of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi UN News Centre 13 Nov 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights chief welcomed the freeing on Saturday of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and urged the authorities in Myanmar to release all remaining political prisoners.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi Release Sparks Celebration, Caution VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- Aung San Suu Kyi's release from house arrest in Burma, also known as Myanmar, has sparked worldwide celebrations among supporters of the long-time pro-democracy activist. But her supporters are also cautious in noting the daughter of Burma's assassinated independence leader, Aung San, has been previously released before being detained again.
  • Activists, Asia Pacific Governments Welcome Aung San Suu Kyi's Release VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- Burma democracy activists and Asia regional governments have welcomed the release of Aung San Suu Kyi from detention but are also urging Burma's military government to support calls for national reconciliation.
  • Rangoon Diary: Burmese Reunite with Beloved Democracy Leader VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- This is a special report from a journalist inside Rangoon, who has been covering Burma's political developments for VOA despite the threat of deportation. The journalist's identity is being withheld so that they may continue reporting. We bring you their notes from the field.
  • Obama: Suu Kyi Source of Inspiration VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- President Barack Obama has welcomed the release of Burmese democracy leader and 1991 Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest calling it long overdue. However, Mr. Obama is calling on the Burmese military to release all political prisoners and says the political opposition in Burma continues to be deprived of legitimate political process that could bring change to the country.
  • EU ready to begin Iran talks on December 5: Ashton IRNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Talks between Iran and so-called '5+1' group is due to start on December 5, German press agency DPA cited a spokesman for European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton as saying Friday.
  • S. Korea Urged to Stand for Improved Inter-Korean Relations KCNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Now all Koreans at home and abroad unanimously desire detente on the Korean Peninsula and the improved north-south relations.
  • KCNA on Human Rights Protection KCNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Military invasion and threat to sovereign states are going on in the international arena.
  • Larijani felicitates Iraqi counterpart on his election IRNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani Friday evening congratulated Osama al-Nujaifi on his election as the Iraqi Parliament Speaker.
  • Iraqi Parliament Holds Conciliatory Meeting VOA 13 Nov 2010 -- Iraq's Sunni-backed Iraqiya faction on Saturday said it will stay with efforts to produce a national unity government in the country. This comes after an earlier walkout and harsh comments by the leader of the Iraqiya bloc, Ayad Allawi.
  • Pakistan ready to discuss all issues with India: Envoy IRNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Pakistan Saturday said it was ready to discuss all bilateral issues, including Kashmir, with India and stressed on enhancing people-to-people relations.
  • Chinese leader calls for coordination in cross-strait dealings CNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Lien Chan, Taiwan's presidential envoy to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum leadership summit, said Saturday that Chinese President Hu Jintao had spoken with him about the need to deal with cross-strait interaction through coordination.
  • Tightened Russian Visa Restrictions Frustrate Europeans RFE/RL 13 Nov 2010 -- After working in Russia for nearly a decade, Anna, a German businesswoman, says she has become accustomed to heavy-handed tactics. When negotiations fail, she says, Russians often show a tendency to resort to force to make their point.



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